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Shuls Nearby:
Great Synagogue - Approx. 7 minute walk
Kotel around 15min walk thru the mall & arab Shuk (Only suggested when soldiers are present like friday night on the way home)
Hotel has a Shul in the basement

Hechsher: Plain Rabbanut Yerushayim (not mehadrin)
hechsherim in isreal
whatever your rabbi says you can eat, someone else's rabbi says is treif

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Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 430280 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #420 on: June 09, 2014, 01:53:07 PM »
I found the service to be good. That could be because I was only there for one day. I have stayed in about 20 hotels this year alone and feel confident. I should have added though, because this hotel is located in Israel, they do have Israel's running the show. They are not as good at masking emotions with a smile, as they are in America and some of the other countries I have been in.

Addendum!!!! I asked my wife to see if she thought the service was good and I got a negative review. I might have been Starstruck when i wrote it cuz she reminded me that the food did take a long time to come out. Bottom Line Folks = the wife is always right!

Though I cannot say that it compares to when I went to the Hyatt Huntington Beach and was upgraded to the Presidential Suite! I felt like Dan! The pics below only show half of the place! Not to mention the wraparound porch overlooking the Pacific!
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #421 on: June 09, 2014, 02:05:23 PM »
Everyone has a different barometer for "Good Service"
The service is poor be every barometer, although it's probably worse at most Israeli hotels.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #422 on: June 09, 2014, 02:35:52 PM »
The service is poor be every barometer, although it's probably worse at most Israeli hotels.

I'm curious to see how it measures up to the David Citadel & King David, which have very good service (by Israeli standards). The Mamila Hotel has awful service.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #423 on: June 09, 2014, 02:37:16 PM »
Precisely.

That's the problem with TA and SkyTrax and Freddie and every other subjective rating.

A person who ONLY stays in, say, Amans saying the "service is not good" at WA in response to someone's comment that it is (from a person who normally stays in, say, Holiday Inns) is of no real value, yet articulating ones "credentials," the list of hotels one has experienced, along with one's rating and ranking of each, is not feasible for every "I liked the service here" comment, so we get what we get.


I'm not comparing it to Aman/Four Seasons etc because it wouldn't be fair. Some people here prefer bad service so they can complain afterwards and get 1000 points

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #424 on: June 09, 2014, 02:52:39 PM »
I'm curious to see how it measures up to the David Citadel & King David, which have very good service (by Israeli standards). The Mamila Hotel has awful service.
Incomparable, question is if they'll manage to improve.
I'm not comparing it to Aman/Four Seasons etc because it wouldn't be fair. Some people here prefer bad service so they can complain afterwards and get 1000 points
The WA isn't comparable to 4 seasons anywhere else in the world AFAIK. It's more like a Grand Hyatt.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #425 on: June 09, 2014, 02:53:18 PM »
The Mamila Hotel has awful service.
Awful is being polite.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #426 on: June 09, 2014, 02:54:13 PM »
Rumor has it the hotel was planing on printing a HHonors complimentary guide 'How To Behave In A Luxury Hotel'
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #427 on: June 09, 2014, 05:47:39 PM »
Though I cannot say that it compares to when I went to the Hyatt Huntington Beach and was upgraded to the Presidential Suite! I felt like Dan! The pics below only show half of the place! Not to mention the wraparound porch overlooking the Pacific!
looks beautiful which room is this?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #428 on: June 09, 2014, 06:03:16 PM »
Though I cannot say that it compares to when I went to the Hyatt Huntington Beach and was upgraded to the Presidential Suite! I felt like Dan! The pics below only show half of the place! Not to mention the wraparound porch overlooking the Pacific!
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #429 on: June 10, 2014, 06:03:32 AM »
Though I cannot say that it compares to when I went to the Hyatt Huntington Beach and was upgraded to the Presidential Suite! I felt like Dan! The pics below only show half of the place! Not to mention the wraparound porch overlooking the Pacific!
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YOU GOT THIS ROOM WITH POINTS?
looks beautiful which room is this?

I got the room using cash and points! it was incredible. It had a dining room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms (none of these are shown in the pics!) It was called the Beach house suite, the nicest in the entire hotel. I have no idea how this happened, when i checked in they just said it was my lucky day (AKA Hashem!)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #430 on: June 10, 2014, 07:07:28 AM »
I got the room using cash and points! it was incredible. It had a dining room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms (none of these are shown in the pics!) It was called the Beach house suite, the nicest in the entire hotel. I have no idea how this happened, when i checked in they just said it was my lucky day (AKA Hashem!)
Unbelievable!!!!

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #431 on: June 11, 2014, 09:12:59 AM »
Can you book the two free nights you get from Citi Honors reserve card at Waldorf Jerusalem for friends or family or does the reservation have to have your name/certificate holder?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #432 on: June 11, 2014, 05:44:10 PM »
anybody?

experience?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #433 on: June 11, 2014, 07:05:54 PM »
anybody?

experience?
It can be booked with the free night awards

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #434 on: June 12, 2014, 09:24:27 AM »
It can be booked with the free night awards

my question is if you get the two weekend certificates from citi hilton reserve card can you book for friends/family